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The name under which Turkish-UK musician Adem Ilhan (?early 1980s- ) releases his music. Adem's most evidently sf album is Love and Other Planets (2006); a gently pleasant if perhaps underpowered set of folk-electronic musings on cosmic love and outer space, articulating the belief that "we are not alone". Adem's website describes the album, a little vaguely, as being "about space. And cosmic things. And people." Adem also plays ...
van Belkom, Edo
(1962- ) Canadian author and editor, principally of horror and fantasy, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Basement" for On Spec for Fall 1990 and has also written as Evan Hollander. He contributed two novels to the long-running Deathlands sequence of Post-Holocaust Survivalist Fiction, his first being Deathlands #61: Skydark Spawn ...
(1829-1909) UK engineer and author, often on economic issues; of sf interest is The Case of The. Fox: Being his Prophecies under Hypnotism of the Period Ending A.D. 1950. A Political Utopia (1903). Hypnosis releases the "prophetic mental element" in an impoverished poet, Theodore Fox; the Utopia he describes in a series of visions, with its Federal Europe, electrified cars and Channel Tunnel (see ...
Porter, David Dixon
(1813-1891) US naval officer, the second to be appointed Admiral, a prominent figure in the American Civil War, later superintendent of the Naval Academy at Annapolis; of several novels published late in his life, The Adventures of Harry Marline; Or, Notes from an American Midshipman's Lucky Bag (1885) is a Lost Race tale for boys, involving Monsters of the deep and other strange encounters. [JC]
Most Thrilling Science Fiction Ever Told, The
One of the many reprint Digest-size magazines published by Sol Cohen's Ultimate Publishing, Flushing, using reprint rights acquired when he bought Amazing Stories and Fantastic. 42 issues [Summer] 1966 to July 1975. Issues #1-#13 and #18 appeared as The Most Thrilling SF Ever Told, other issues as Thrilling Science Fiction Adventures (#14-#17) and ...
(1953- ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...